I've read multiple Walker HP's before & liked her writing even though I may not have liked other issues in her books. But this book was written in an emotionally-distant, inconsistent, & awkward way. I was often conscious of reading the book & wondering what was going on with the characters & the romance. I don't know if my dislike of the heroine was because of how her character was portrayed (irascible & inconsistent) or b/c of Walker's inconsistent writing. Hero's behaviors & motives also changed but not in an understandable or believable way. I thought that hero & heroine's following the affair article step by step was fun at 1st but then it became sappy & over the top. I skipped a few pages b/c it felt too cloying. And I didn't believe that they crammed all those r/s steps in 3 days, with Christmas tree & all. Instead of making my heart melt, it made my eyes roll in disbelief!
The good thing about this book was the sexual chemistry. The book started with it & developed it well. But once they began their affair, I was disappointed at the generalized love scenes. The love scenes didn't deliver after such promising sexual chemistry.
Caution: Disappointing & inconsistent read. Sexual tension was good at 1st.